Sacred Fools Presents LEAGUE OF FOOLS Beginning Tomorrow Sacred Fools Presents LEAGUE OF FOOLS Beginning Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Sacred Fools Theater Company is adding another ongoing show to its jam-packed calendar with The League of Fools, kicking off this Thursday, October 11 at 9:00pm in the Broadwater Black Box Theater. Leave your sensibilities at the door, detach your sense of irony before entering, because it is the sacred mission of The League of Fools to bring you a unique comedy experience twice a month that will leave you gasping for breath and demanding more. (more...)

BWW Review: Shoot the Glass Theater's Minimalist Production of Sondheim Favorite INTO THE WOODS is a Delight BWW Review: Shoot the Glass Theater's Minimalist Production of Sondheim Favorite INTO THE WOODS is a Delight
by Jill Schafer - Jun 22, 2018

I've seen INTO THE WOODS twice in the last six weeks, and six times in the last seven years (not counting the recent movie adaptation). And while I would love #TCTheater to diversify its choice of shows (there are quite a few duplicates and triplicates this season), I'm not going to complain about this one. Every time I see Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's exceedingly clever fairy tale mash-up that explores what happens after the 'happily ever after,' I love it even more. It's instantly familiar due to the fairy tale characters we grew up with, but then it lures you into a darker story. And it's a versatile piece that works just as well set in the forests of Asia as in a German beer garden. For their production, newish theater company Shoot the Glass Theater has gone with a stripped down, bare bones, unmiked approach that works beautifully. With minimal (but charming) set pieces and simple costumes, they're able to focus on the storytelling and the music, which is what it's all about. (more...)

BWW Review: Old Log Theatre's GHOST THE MUSICAL is Better than Broadway; the Smaller Cast and Fewer Magic Tricks Serve the Story Better
by Jill Schafer - Jun 27, 2017

Old Log Theatre's contribution to the summer blockbuster musical is GHOST THE MUSICAL, based on the popular 1990 movie. It premiered on Broadway in 2012 and ran for only a few months, and when I saw the tour the following year I was not impressed. At the time I wrote, 'At its core, GHOST is a small intimate love story, but GHOST THE MUSICAL is a big splashy techno-heavy 'show,' in which the beauty of that story gets lost. The story would be better served with less tricks, a smaller cast, fewer showy songs, and a greater focus on what we really care about - the relationship between Molly and Sam.' I'm thrilled to report that Old Log has done just that. The score, which is quite good, the story, and the relationships between the characters are more the focus of the show, with lower tech effects that serve the story rather than drawing attention away from it. If you're looking for a satisfying summer musical experience, head out to Old Log Theatre, one of the oldest theaters in Minnesota, in lovely Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka. (more...)

BWW Review: Head to Charming Excelsior for a Nostalgic and Musically Thrilling MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Old Log Theatre
by Jill Schafer - Aug 4, 2016

Carl Perkins, 'the king of rockabilly.' Jerry Lee Lewis, 'rock and roll's first great wild man.' Johnny Cash, 'one of the best-selling musicians of all time.' Elvis Presley, simply 'the king.' In 1956, these four men were in their 20s and at the early stages of their influential and prolific careers. They came together for one night at Sun Records in Memphis for a jam session, which was recorded and released as the 'Million Dollar Quartet.' So of course, this story had to be made into a musical. Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux did just that; the musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET opened on Broadway in 2010. It only ran for a year, but found success on tour and regionally, as such crowd-pleasing jukebox musicals do. Despite a fairly thin book, it's a great show, precisely because we all know and love these songs and these singers. Even if we weren't alive in 1956, these four artists and their music are an integral part of our musical heritage. The Old Log Theatre recently opened a long run of the show with a fantastic cast that's definitely worth the drive out to charming lake town of Excelsior in the Western Metro. (more...)

Old Log Theatre to Present MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

?Old Log Theatre will be rockin' with the untold story of four rock 'n' roll pioneers and how they came together for one magical night, as the smash hit musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET makes its professional theatre debut in the Twin Cities. (more...)

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres to Present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, Begin. 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) has announced it will be producing the Midwest Premiere of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID. Based on the beloved, best-selling Disney animated feature Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID will make its Main Stage premiere in 2014. The production will enjoy previews from February 28th through March 6th, 2014 with its grand opening taking place Friday, March 7th 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Keith Rice, Michelle Barber and More in CDT's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2013

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) presents FIDDLER ON THE ROOF on the Main Stage for the first time in 20 years. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF last graced the Main Stage in 1993 to mark Chanhassen's 25th anniversary. This time around, the theatres' most widely requested show will mark CDT's 45th anniversary. The production will run September 27th, 2013 through January 25, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

Keith Rice Stars in Chanhassen Dinner Theatre's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) has announced that FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will return to the Main Stage for the first time in 20 years. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF last graced the Main Stage in 1993 to mark Chanhassen's 25th anniversary. This time around, the theatres' most widely requested show will mark CDT's 45th anniversary. The production will run from tonight, September 27th, 2013 through January 25, 2014. (more...)

Keith Rice to Star in Chanhassen Dinner Theatre's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2013

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) has announced that FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will return to the Main Stage for the first time in 20 years. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF last graced the Main Stage in 1993 to mark Chanhassen's 25th anniversary. This time around, the theatres' most widely requested show will mark CDT's 45th anniversary. The production will run from September 27th, 2013 through January 25, 2014. CDT just announced the cast for the production. (more...)

BYE BYE BIRDIE Comes to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres brings its audiences a fresh rendition of a musical classic never before seen on the Main Stage with BYE BYE BIRDIE. This all-American musical will light up the stage with preview performances from October 5 through 18. Official grand opening festivities take place on October 19. The production is slated to run through March 30, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres' BYE BYE BIRDIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2012

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres brings its audiences a fresh rendition of a musical classic never before seen on the Main Stage with BYE BYE BIRDIE. It is currently running through March 30, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre's BYE BYE BIRDIE - Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2012

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres brings its audiences a fresh rendition of a musical classic never before seen on the Main Stage with BYE BYE BIRDIE. It is currently running through March 30, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from the show below. (more...)

BYE BYE BIRDIE Comes to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Tonight, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2012

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres brings its audiences a fresh rendition of a musical classic never before seen on the Main Stage with BYE BYE BIRDIE. This all-American musical will light up the stage with preview performances from tonight, October 5 through 18. Official grand opening festivities take place on October 19. The production is slated to run through March 30, 2013. (more...)

BYE BYE BIRDIE Comes to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2012

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres brings its audiences a fresh rendition of a musical classic never before seen on the Main Stage with BYE BYE BIRDIE. This all-American musical will light up the stage with preview performances from October 5 through 18. Official grand opening festivities take place on October 19. The production is slated to run through March 30, 2013. (more...)

Minnetonka Theatre Celebrates 10 Years with ALL SHOOK UP!, 7/20-8/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2012

Minnetonka Theatre is celebrating 10 years under the Artistic Direction of Kent Knutson, director of both the theatre's high school and community branches, with a remount of their fan favorite production, All Shook Up! Alumni cast members were invited back to be a part of this Elvis inspired musical, first presented by Minnetonka High School in 2009. Running from July 20 to August 4 on the Arts Center on 7 Main Stage, it is also a follow up to last winter's sold-out hit, The Sound of Music. (more...)

Minnetonka Theatre Celebrates 10 Years with ALL SHOOK UP!, Now thru 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2012

Minnetonka Theatre is celebrating 10 years under the Artistic Direction of Kent Knutson, director of both the theatre's high school and community branches, with a remount of their fan favorite production, All Shook Up! Alumni cast members were invited back to be a part of this Elvis inspired musical, first presented by Minnetonka High School in 2009. Running from tonight, July 20 to August 4 on the Arts Center on 7 Main Stage, it is also a follow up to last winter's sold-out hit, The Sound of Music. (more...)

Minnetonka Theatre Celebrates 10 Years with ALL SHOOK UP!, 7/20-8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2012

Minnetonka Theatre is celebrating 10 years under the Artistic Direction of Kent Knutson, director of both the theatre's high school and community branches, with a remount of their fan favorite production, All Shook Up! Alumni cast members were invited back to be a part of this Elvis inspired musical, first presented by Minnetonka High School in 2009. Running from July 20 to August 4 on the Arts Center on 7 Main Stage, it is also a follow up to last winter's sold-out hit, The Sound of Music. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/18/2007
by Eugene Lovendusky - Mar 18, 2007

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/18/2007. (more...)

Golden and Gaines Star in Free 3/19 'Ripper' Reading
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2007

Ripper, a new musical about Jack the Ripper, will be presented as a free reading at New World Stages (340 W. 50th St.) on March 19th at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Earley, Baskin, Gurwin, Stout Star In The Musical Comedy 'Liberty Smith' For Two Performances Only
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2005

LIBERTY SMITH, a musical comedy about the American Revolution, will be presented in two readings during the 2005 New York Musical Theatre Festival. (more...)

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